When the weather is pleasant, there’s nothing quite like walking the High Line. NYC’s elevated park is certainly one attraction everyone needs to check off their list if you are in NYC.
The High Line was once a rail track, which went out of use in 1980. In 2009, the 1.45-mile-long strip was transformed into what is now considered one of the most unique parks in NYC. The urbanite playground features wildflowers, greenery and outdoor art installations in addition to killer views of New York’s skyline.
They offer walking tours for a fee. You can also download a free app for a self-guided tour.
Learn More: https://www.thehighline.org/
The High Line is inherently “green”—it re-purposes a piece of industrial infrastructure as public green space. As a landscape, the High Line also serves the function that a green roof would serve in the city, reducing the amount of storm-water that runs into the sewer system, because the park’s pathways allow water to drain into the adjacent planting beds.